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Definition: Understanding “the personal nature of the human experience”.
In the late 1950s, some psychologists became interested in promoting a more holistic vision of psychology. These psychologists were interested in forming a branch of psychology that focused on uniquely human issues, such as the self, achieving one’’s potential, health, hope, love, creativity, nature, being, becoming, individuality and meaning. CBT and CBH are humanistic.
Solution focused therapy
Solution focused brief therapy is often referred to as solution focused therapy. It is a talking therapy that focuses the client on what he/she wants to achieve through therapy rather than focusing on the problem that was brought to therapy. This is done by asking solution focused questions that enable the client to focus on the present and on the future. This is done with respectful curiosity to help clients develop a picture of their preferred future. The therapy then moves on to enable the client to start making small, appropriate moves towards their goals.
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a form of therapy developed to resolve symptoms stemming from disturbing and unresolved life experiences. It is a structured approach that addresses past, present and future disturbing memories, images and sensations. EMDR was initially developed to resolve Post Traumatic Stress Disorder resulting from exposure to traumatic events such as war or rape.